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Voith Hydro Coil Factory Tour

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

IEEE Dielectric and Electrical Insulation Ontario has arranged a facility tour of Voith Hydro Coil Factory in Mississauga on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.

Day & Time: Wednesday November 14th, 2018
12:00 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Chapter

Location: 2185 N Sheridan Way
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L5K 1A4

Contact: Ali Naderian, PhD., P.Eng., SM IEEE


Abstract: Voith Hydro Mississauga has been serving many customers and all Voith Hydro locations worldwide by manufacturing coils and delivering distinctive services. The location combines both a high-tech facility, which was completely modernized in 2009, and highly experienced and specialized staff. The forward-looking decision in 1990 to relocate the old Westinghouse Hydro Generation Service to Mississauga was a great success. This helped us to innovate our products and create new jobs”, explains Peter MacLennan, COO of Voith Hydro Mississauga.

Please register by Oct 2 2018 in order to attend.

S&C Electric Factory Tour

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Monday, May 14th at 2:00 p.m., IEEE Dielectric and Electrical Insulation Toronto together with PES chapter has arranged a facility tour of S&C Electric in Etobikoe.

Day & Time: Monday, May 14, 2018
2:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m.

Location: 90 Belfield Rd
Etobicoke, ON M9W 1G4

Contact: Ali Naderian

Organizer: IEEE Toronto DEIS Chapter, PES Chapter


Abstract: IEEE Dielectric and Electrical Insulation Toronto together with PES chapter has arranged a facility tour of S&C Electric in Etobicoke.

Attendees are couraged to bring their own safety shoes and glasses.

S&C specializes in the switching, protection, and control of electric power systems. This started with a single product in 1909, the Liquid Power Fuse, which was the first reliable power fuse able to protect against the high currents in distribution substations. Its invention helped pioneer the widespread adoption and spread of electricity. S&C has invented many innovative products and pioneered new applications in the power industry. SMD® Power Fuses, Loadbuster®, Circuit Switcher, Pad-Mounted Gear, VISTA® SF6 insulated switchgear, Fault Fiter® Electronic Power Fuses, and Scada-Mate Switching systems are just a few of the S&C products that have significantly changed power system design and operating practices.

Damped AC Partial Discharge Testing for Medium Voltage Underground Cables

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Friday April 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Philipp Legler will be presenting “Damped AC Partial Discharge Testing for Medium Voltage Underground Cables”.

Day & Time: Friday April 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Philipp Legler

Location: Megger, 550 Alden Rd
Markham, ON L3R 3L5, Canada

Contact: Ali Naderian

Organizers: IEEE DEIS Toronto Chapter Event

Abstract: Partial discharge (PD) measurements are increasingly used as a reliable and non-destructive diagnostic method for detecting weak spots in the insulation of underground cables. Partial discharge measurements are also routinely used in laboratories for testing cable reels prior to commissioning and in the field to verify installation quality.

The most important factor to consider when choosing a test frequency is that the partial discharge characteristics at the new frequency must be like those at 50/60 Hz, otherwise the results cannot be reliably interpreted. This is especially true when measuring partial discharge inception voltage (PDIV), the voltage at which partial discharge first occurs.

Over the past 10 years, the damped alternating current (DAC) technique has been established as a very effective method for partial discharge testing. This method is one of the voltage shapes listed for PD testing in IEEE 400.3: “Guide for Partial Discharge Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems in a Field Environment”. In this presentation, the concept of DAC PD test will be discussed and some practical examples will be presented.

OMICRON Canada Protection Symposium

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The OMICRON Canada Protection Symposium (CPS) 2016 will take place at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre on September 7-8, 2016 in the Greater Toronto Area.

Day & Time: September 7-8, 2016

Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
Markham Ballroom
8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON L6G 1A5


Interesting presentations on protection, control and automation shall be presented by 15 Industry Experts. Two of the presenters are IEEE Fellows—Wanda Reder who is Chief Strategy Officer of S&C Electric and past President of IEEE PES, and Alex Apostolov who is Editor in Chief of PAC World Magazine and an industry expert on Protection, Automation, and Control. The symposium also aims to provide a platform so participants can share their knowledge and experiences on the latest developments and trends of the power industry. One of the highlights of the conference will be a tour of GE Energy’s Grid IQTM Global Innovation Center in Markham.

Schedule at a Glance:

Wednesday, September 7th

8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 5:00 Canada Protection Symposium
5:30 – 8:00 Welcome reception in the hotel

Thursday, September 8th

8:30 – 12:15 Canada Protection Symposium
1:30 – 4:30 Tour of GE Energy’s Grid IQTM Global Innovation Center in Markham*

* Competitors of GE are restricted from tour